Monsoon Beach #3

Monsoon Beach #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Talalla Bay, Sri Lanka. July 2020.

Sea & Lagoon

Sea & Lagoon #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Kalpitiya Lagoon, on the west coast of Sri Lanka, is cut off from the Indian Ocean by a spit of sand that is in places less than a hundred metres across. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My story, ‘Wind Riders‘, on the kiteboarders of Kalpitiya, ran in the September 2017 issue.

Land of Salt

Salterns, Puttalam, Sri Lanka #6 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Salterns, Puttalam Lagoon, August 2017. Salt has been produced here from seawater since the 18th century, and the name Puttalam is likely derived from the Tamil word ‘upputhalam’, or ‘place of salt’. 

A Morning Walk #3

Morning Walk, Talalla Bay #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Talalla Bay, Sri Lanka. July 2020.

The Land Without Lakes

The Southern Plains by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The foothills of the Central Highlands drop away to the southern plains of Sri Lanka, the flatlands scattered with hundreds of manmade ‘tanks’, or reservoirs, built by kings and prime ministers to irrigate the land. Many of them are thousands of years old. Shot at dusk from the Beragala Pass, in January 2017.

Romantic Splash

Bambarakanda Falls, Sri Lanka #11 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The impromptu “river bath” is a major feature in most Sri Lankan holidays and road trips; and in the photo, a couple take a dip at the base of Bambarakanda (Bumblebee Hill) Falls, close to Kalupahana, in the southern Central Highlands. Sri Lanka’s tallest waterfall at 263m, Bambarakanda is fed by the Kuda Oya which originates in the heights of the Horton Plains, but increasing periods of dry weather often reduce the waterfall to a trickle. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story, ‘Discovering Belihuloya‘, ran in the November 2017 issue.

The Victoria in the Dry Season

The Victoria in the Dry Season by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A misty morning on the Victoria Reservoir, shot on film in February 1996, from the Teldeniya Rest House.
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Sunrise over the Kandy Lake, Sri Lanka #5

Dawn over Kandy, Sri Lanka #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Shot in October 2018, on assignment for Ashraff Associates and The Radh, Kandy.
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